LGBT+ groups say rapper DaBaby has gone too far with his offensive music video titled "Giving What It's Supposed to Give."
DaBaby directed the video himself because he couldn't find a director willing to take the heat.
The new video, released on Wednesday, July 28, appears to reference his controversial anti-ghey, anti-HIV rant at Rolling Loud festival in Miami on Sunday, July 25.
The 29-year-old Capricorn urged concertgoers who didn't have HIV or Aids or "any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two or three weeks" to "put your cellphone light in the air".
He also urged men to raise their cellphone lights if they didn't give oral sex to other men in the parking lot.
His comments sparked backlash from stars including his "Levitating" collaborator Dua Lipa and gay rights activist Sir Elton John.
His upcoming concerts were canceled and BooHooMAN USA dropped him as a celebrity sponsor.
DaBaby has issued two apologies, asking LGBT+ members to give him the same freedom of expression that they expect.
In his new music video, "Giving What It's Supposed to Give," the rapper holds up a sign that reads "AIDS" while being berated by two homosexual males. He lowers the sign, pulls out a gun and shoots both males.
In another scene, he is pleasured by a white woman in a kitchen while he raps, "That head is giving what it's supposed to give."
The video ends with the words "Don't Fight Hate With Hate" in rainbow colors, alongside: "My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you."
The music video only angered LGBT+ activists, who argue that DaBaby is not remorseful or sorry for his behavior.
DaShawn Usher, GLAAD's Associate Director of Communities of Color, said in a statement:
"The rhetoric that DaBaby used is inaccurate, hurtful, and harmful to the LGBTQ community and the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV. It is critical that DaBaby and his fans learn that people living with HIV today... lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV.
“While DaBaby has made haphazard attempts to 'apologize,' actions need to be taken for full accountability and changes to do better in the future. It further confirms what GLAAD reported last year in the State of HIV Stigma Study that stigma and misinformation around HIV is widespread, and there is much work to be done to educate the public, including entertainers."
LGBT+ groups have reached out to DaBaby to help create an HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign targeting Black males.
So far, the rapper has not responded.
CAUTION: This music video simulates graphic sex and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
DaBaby - "Giving What It's Supposed to Give"
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